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Negative Numbers and Brackets

Negative Numbers and Brackets

Negative Numbers and Brackets

Can anyone tell me how to format a number to have brackets automatically in an Excel spreadsheet when the numbers are negative values please. This is a financial application however !


RE: Negative Numbers and Brackets

You should be able to specify that in the custom number formats, just like the ones that make negative numbers red.


RE: Negative Numbers and Brackets

Using custom format, #,###.00;(#,###.00) produces the following:

500.2945 ----> 500.29
-52300.153 ----> (52,300.15)

You can manipulate the format by changing the number of #'s and 0's.  The important part is #;(#).

Good luck!


RE: Negative Numbers and Brackets

Format cell, then click on number and then on how you want then negitive numbers to show up( in the lower left of the format pop up)

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